Jerusalem of Gold

When IDF Paratroopers gained the Temple Mount in the 1967 Six Day War the song “Jerusalem of Gold” burst from their lips. It was a natural expression of 2000 years of yearning for that moment, an expression of joy that the heart of Zion was finally returned to the Nation of Israel. They were the … More Jerusalem of Gold

UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

The world has officially gone insane. In a post-factual world, it seems lies shouted long enough, loud enough can win wars that were lost with weapons. The enemies of Israel have gone to war to destroy Israel, to destroy Jerusalem, to destroy our Temple – all in attempt to erase the Jewish connection to this … More UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

If only they loved their children more than they hate us…

Imagine you at are work. A day like any day. Then your best friend’s 13 year old son bursts in, looks in to your eyes and says “Save me! Please save me!” falling in to your arms, blood pouring down his neck and side. Imagine trying to stop the blood pouring out of this little … More If only they loved their children more than they hate us…

Asking for forgiveness – what everyone can learn from Jewish tradition

How many of the people you know find it difficult to apologize, to ask for forgiveness? How many people find it difficult to admit, even to themselves, that they have done something wrong? Jewish tradition puts forgiveness and asking for forgiveness very high on the scale of importance. Selichot prayers are a ritual of admitting … More Asking for forgiveness – what everyone can learn from Jewish tradition

Thank you Matisyahu

I would like to thank Matisyahu. In a time when so many are afraid courage is not to be taken for granted. The bullies shout: “Sit down! Shut up!” and most people obey. They succumb to the pressure. And the pressure can swiftly become overwhelming, it is no wonder that so many give in, give … More Thank you Matisyahu

Freedom fighters

When words are twisted meaning becomes warped. The straightforward and obvious suddenly takes on a new meaning, transforming in to something far from the original intent. Changing words and definitions changes reality. Once the term “freedom fighters” meant people who fight for freedom. Now, somehow this  term has become synonymous with terrorists i.e. people using … More Freedom fighters

Survivor

“Will I ever see you again?” As I turned around I saw that these words were not meant for me. They were directed at the stones of the Kotel, the Western Wall of the destroyed Jewish temple, in the heart of Jerusalem. Hanna Marx had tears in her eyes as she told me: “The last … More Survivor